The feasibility trial took place in 2019, and the videoconference-based pilot study will be launched in September 2021. Groups will be meeting 8 times over 12 weeks and will be guided by a facilitator.
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Carrier M, Kwakkenbos L, et al. Protocol for a Randomized Feasibility Trial of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network Self-Management (SPIN-SELF) Program. JMIR - Res Protoc. 2020;9(4):e16799. Link
Kwakkenbos L, Cumin J, Carrier M-E, Bartlett SJ, Malcarne VL, Mouthon L, Nielson WR, Rannou R, Welling J, Thombs BD, SPIN Investigators. Factors associated with patient-reported likelihood of using online self-care interventions: a Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort study. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e029542. Link
Milette K, Thombs BD, Maiorino K, Nielson WR, Körner A, Peláez S. Challenges and strategies for coping with scleroderma: implications for a scleroderma-specific self-management program. Disabil Rehabil. 2019;41(21):2506-2515. Link
Thombs BD, Kwakkenbos L, Riehm KE, Saadat N, Fedoruk C. Comparison of self-efficacy for managing chronic disease between patients with systemic sclerosis and other chronic conditions: systematic review. Rheumatol Int. 2017;37(2):281-292. Link
The SPIN-SELF trial has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.